The year in sport 2018: Swimming

2018 has seen it all - from world records to happy ever afters to awards and to major retirements. Numerous world records were broken this year both in 25m and 50m championships - turning 2018 into a year where swimmers were able to excel and display their skills worldwide. From Kliment

“Swimming in Nepal isn’t a sport, but a dirty political game that stripped me of my passion” — Sofia Shah reflects on her decision to quit Nepal

When the Nepal Open Swimming Championships take place next year, a new winner will be crowned among the women, as multi-event national record holder Sofia Shah will not be present. At this year's championship, Sofia managed to attain a medal in every event she raced in, winning gold in the 50m

The 12 Days of Christmas – for a Swimmer

Swimmers celebrate the holiday season a bit differently to others. This time of the year brings on the dreaded holiday training weeks where coaches worldwide are cooking up some mighty sessions for their swimmers. As the sets get harder - approaching the end of the year, the Christmas theme always

“African Federations must realise how swimming can change lives:” Zambian sports woman of the year Tilka Paljk on swimming’s lack of recognition

Tilka Paljk is the poster girl for Zambian sport. The 21-year-old is Zambia’s number one swimmer, the nation’s sportswoman of the year, and has nearly booked her place to represent her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. However, her success in the sport masks the difficulties African swimmers face when

“I felt lost – I’d had this one goal to win the Olympics”: Adrian Moorhouse on swimming as escapism, Olympic gold and the mental strain on today’s athletes

“Yes, I won the Olympics but at some point, I couldn’t swim; like any other kid, I had to learn how,” Adrian Moorhouse reflects with a considered poignancy as we discuss the development of a champion athlete. It is a world that Moorhouse, a gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke at